There's No Bus Map for Dementia

Members of the Beth Johnson Foundation Dementia Advocacy Peer Support Group were asked to develop a ‘Comic’ about living well with Dementia with Manchester University, funded by Arts Council England. The ‘Comic’ is due to be launched in June at Manchester University. ... Read more

Support the Future

Recently, BJF hosted 1st and 2nd year medical students from Keele University. They worked with us for a few months in most strands of our work, whether it was with our Dementia Advocacy Project, Cancer Support Project, Research or Website input, they showed great interest and enthusiasm, often sharing their inspiring ideas. It was a pleasure to have them with us here at the Foundation and we look forward to carrying on our long-standing relationship with Keele in the future. ... Read more

Ageing Well-Creating an Age Friendly UK

Director of Policy and Engagement here at BJF, Lynne Wealleans, was recently interviewed by Elder, providers of high standard live-in home care to those in need across the UK, from the South East of England to the Highlands and Islands.The discussion covered the need to give people a voice in challenging times, how “ageing well” is a personal definition and the power of making a real difference at a community level. ... Read more

Enabling People with Dementia to Remain at Home

Today the Housing LIN (Learning and Information Network) publishes its report on the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible. To read the full report click Here ... Read more

Giving a Voice

Advocacy on behalf of people with dementia and people with cancer: a study of the effect on service users lives We are pleased to announce the publication of another research report, Giving a Voice, published by BJF and carried out by the University of Salford. The work has been concentratedon two of our projects focused respectively on meeting the different needs of people with dementia and people with cancer. To read more click here ... Read more

BJF Dementia Advocacy New Blog!

BJF Dementia Advocacy team have a new blog, for Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire, which provides information on our Advocacy project and the Peer Advocacy Support Group. A VOICE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA. Take a look and please share on your networks. ... Read more

Age Does Not Matter

Imagine a world where age does not matter. A world where we all live longer, better lives. Where we can make the most of our potential, however old or young we are. We are building this world today, and we want you to take part. This autumn, we are launching 'Age Does Not Matter', a 4-day festival to radically rethink the concept of Age. In the stunning setting of The OXO Bargehouse on London’s South Bank, we will disrupt the narrative around ageing through an inspirational series of co-design labs, talks, installations, photography, stories, sound and film. ... Read more

Pre-paid funeral?

 I am sure there are many people who have arranged a pre-paid funeral to ease the burden for their family during the distressful time when a loved one dies. As an advocate I would support an individual if they are estranged from their family.  ... Read more

New Guidance for Advocates

I have discovered an excellent new resource for advocates. The "Practice guide for advocates challenging decisions or actions with or on behalf of individuals" produced by the Advocacy Organisation, VoiceAbility ... Read more

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